The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Xen Project
Rank 103 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing Xen 1 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.056% 0.79% -
As % of the System Software category 0.49% 5.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £325 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £275 £330
% change year-on-year
+90.90% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Xen
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
206 206 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.53% 13.58% 8.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 113 42
Median daily rate £350 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 18
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Xen as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Xen
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Xen across the Manchester region.

Xen Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Xen also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Xen.

1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) vSphere
3 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 3 (42.86%) Puppet
3 3 (42.86%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby
3 3 (42.86%) VLAN
3 3 (42.86%) Cobbler
3 3 (42.86%) OpenStack
3 3 (42.86%) CloudStack
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (42.86%) DevOps
3 3 (42.86%) SoftLayer
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) iSCSI
3 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) XenServer
3 3 (42.86%) EnterpriseDB
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) CloudStack
1 3 (42.86%) OpenStack
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (42.86%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (42.86%) iSCSI
1 3 (42.86%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps
1 3 (42.86%) DSDM
1 3 (42.86%) RUP
1 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Bash Shell
1 3 (42.86%) C
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
1 3 (42.86%) Python
1 3 (42.86%) Ruby
1 3 (42.86%) Shell Script
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) MCSA
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) vSphere
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) NFS
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Cobbler
1 3 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
1 3 (42.86%) Tivoli
2 1 (14.29%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
1 3 (42.86%) EnterpriseDB
1 3 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) NetApp
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat